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“God’s Very Good Idea” surpasses 100k milestone; author releases new kid’s book

CHARLOTTE, NC– The Good Book Company announces that God’s Very Good Idea, written by Trillia Newbell and illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, has surpassed 100,000 units in print sales.

A staple in the popular Tales That Tell The Truth series for children, God’s Very Good Idea is a favorite among families and churches. The Biblically faithful story, published in 2017, celebrates diversity as it teaches young children how they can be part of God’s delightfully different family.

In celebration of this sales milestone, The Good Book Company is offering customers a limited-time opportunity to purchase five copies for $25 so they can gift others with this beautiful gospel-centered message.

Trillia Newbell’s second book in this series releases soon. Titled The Big Wide Welcome, and again illustrated by Catalina Echeverri (The Good Book Company, January 2022.) It builds upon the idea of celebrating diversity by inspiring young children to be like Jesus by loving others, using the teaching on favoritism from James chapter 2.

Reflecting on the ministry of God’s Very Good Idea and the upcoming release of The Big Wide Welcome, Executive Vice President Publishing Carl Laferton says, “I so appreciate Trillia’s heart for the gospel and for helping kids embrace God’s plan for his world and for them. God’s Very Good Idea has impacted so many lives—not just children’s, but their parents’ too. And having had the privilege of seeing The Big Wide Welcome develop, I’m excited to see how the Lord might use this wonderful follow-up.”

To support parents and children’s ministry workers engaging with kids on the topic of Biblical diversity and loving others like Jesus, The Good Book Company is will be offering free downloads of coloring sheets.

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Trillia Newbell is a prominent voice on issues of faith, family, and diversity and has been widely published, including on numerous websites, such as Desiring God, Christianity Today, and the Gospel Coalition. She is currently an acquisitions editor for Moody Publishers and previously worked for several years as the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Trillia lives near Nashville with her husband, Thern, and their children.

Catalina Echeverri is a Colombian freelance illustrator specializing in children’s books. She is based in London, UK, and illustrated the bestselling The Garden, The Curtain and the Cross.

Founded in 1991, The Good Book Company (TGBC) is an international Christian publisher. Their Bible studies, books, devotionals, videos, tracts, evangelistic courses, and training materials are used throughout the English-speaking world, and in translation in over 35 languages worldwide. Everyone at TGBC is passionate about the Lord Jesus, His word, His church, and His gospel of grace. They create and publish biblical, relevant, and accessible resources that will encourage Christians to keep going, keep growing, and keep sharing their faith.